Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Cent' Anne

Robert De Niro [born 1943] played a pivotal role in Francis Coppola's The Godfather, Part II, as young Don Vito Corleone. His performance earned him his first Academy Award, for Best Supporting Actor. He became the first actor to win an Academy Award speaking only a foreign language [Sicilian].

Michael sits at a large table with Kay, his son Anthony, Mama, Hagen and Teresa, Connie and Merle' Fredo and Deanna, and Frankie Pentangeli.

Cent' Anne.
This, the table of honor, all raise their glasses and repeat the toast.

What's 'cent' Anne?'
A hundred years...it's a toast.
It means we should all live happily for one hundred years. The family. If my Father were alive, it'd be true.

"Godfather Part Two" screenplay by Mario Puzo [1920-1999] and Francis Ford Coppolla [born 1939] who won 5 Academy Awards by the age of 35 and has bipolar disorder.

The 2blowhards assess Coppolla and the first film he's made as a director in ten years "Youth Without Youth" here.